Trail Facts

  • Michigan's first state financed bicycle path in 1973. (It was built next to M-99, between Hillsdale and Jonesville.) 
  • Michigan is one of only two states that have mandatory minimum funding provisions for nonmotorized transportation. The other state is Oregon.
  • Michigan ranks second in the nation in the number of rail-to-trail conversions with 109 (behind Pennsylvania at 113).
  • Michigan ranks second in the nation in the number of miles of rail corridor that have been converted to trails at 1,311 miles. (Wisconsin is first with 1,394 miles.)
  • The longest trail in Michigan is the State Line Trail in the Upper Peninsula, between Wakefield and Stager (102 miles). Stager is located a few miles south of Alpha.

(Updated: July 7, 2015)